protest rules apply to all divisions at Tazewell Speedway. Protest
fees are as follows:
Effective July 1, 2012. In all classes except 4 Cylinders, it will
cost $350 to pull a head with the track fee being $100. $750 to
go through the crank with a $150 track fee.
Visual- $50.00 must be done prior to the race before your class
gets onto the track. ($25 Tech-Fee)
There will be a $100.00 protest fee to pull intake or rear end,
the track will retain a $25.00 tech fee.
class that is limited by a C.I. or a C.C rule will have a P&G
protest rule. P&G protest will be $75 with $25 going to the
track. Track reserves the right to P&G at any time.
Four cylinder class no longer subject to P&G. Pulling a head
is $150 with $25 going to the track in Four Cylinder ONLY.
The track reserves the right to check cars at any time without payment
Effective August 13, 2012. If you refuse to teardown you will not
be able to file a protest against another car for the remainder
of the season.
Also if you intend to file a protest you must drive straight to
the scales ( no riding around the track. You take the checkered
flag and come straight to the scales) and find the tech man ONLY
to file your protest. If you drive by the scales you will not be
allowed to protest. You will have 3 minutes to file your protest.
If the protested car is the winner and goes to Victory Lane he will
be allowed to protest the car that protest him but will have only
3 minutes to do so after he has been told.
Any protest (other than a visual) must be made within three minutes
after completion of the feature race for that class. To protest,
the driver must be in the top-five and on the lead lap. Only the
driver will be able to put up money to protest. (NO CREW MEMBERS,
CAR OWNERS, ETC. WILL BE ALLOWED TO PUT UP MONEY TO PROTEST, DRIVER
ONLY CARS FINISHING IN THE TOP FIVE MAY BE PROTESTED, AND ONLY BY
THE DRIVERS THAT FINISH IN THE TOP FIVE. YOU MAY PROTEST A CAR THAT
FINISHED BEHIND YOU, BUT ONLY IF THAT DRIVER IS THE ONE THAT PROTESTED
You must have the protest money, in cash, to the Tech Man within
the three minutes from completion of the race. Once protest money
has been paid, protest cannot be withdrawn, only disallowed by an
official. All protest decisions will be made by track officials
and are final. Track officials have the authority to hold protested
parts, for further evaluation and testing, for two business days,
before making a decision. If a decision cannot be made immediately,
payoff for that class will not be made until the next week's event.
During tear down, only the driver and two crew members on the car
being inspected are permitted to be in the teardown area along with
Tazewell Speedway officials.
When the protested part is ready for checking, the driver and one
crew member from the protesting team will be permitted to witness
If the protested car is illegal, the protest fee will be returned
minus the tech fee. If protested car is legal, that car receives
the protest fee minus the tech fee.
Anyone refusing to cooperate during the inspection will be considered
illegal or if its the protesting team have the protest stopped
and declared legal. Failure to comply with any protest and youll
be warned once any further warning and the protest will be stopped
and penalties applied.
When any car is found illegal in the inspection or protest following
a race, that car and driver will forfeit all moneys and points accumulated
that day/night. If found illegal a second time, or for a blatant
violation of rules, driver is subject to a one or two race suspension
depending on the severity of the violation. Track officials will
make final decision.
Any discrepancies in the finishing order must be taken up with the
Race Director within ten minutes from the time the finishes are